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 Unknown title; possibly Gesta orientalium principum
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Gesta orientalium principum

The deeds of the rulers of the East

William of Tyre

Date: About 1180

Original Language: Latin


This work was a history of the Muslim world written by William after, he claims, a request by King Amalric, and covering the period from Muḥammad to his own day. Copies of it circulated in Europe in the medieval period, but no extant manuscript is known, and our knowledge of its existence and our evidence for it come solely from references to it in the Chron…

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Mallett, Alex, “ Unknown title; possibly Gesta orientalium principum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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